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Waistcoat

Object Number: 
1941.233
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Silk brocade, cotton chintz
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 16 in. ( 63.5 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Waistcoat with silk paisley brocade of red, blue, and yellow threads on a navy ground; rolled collar dropped into ovoid lapels over five silk brocade covered buttons; brown cotton chintz lining and back panel; chintz belt and metal two pronged buckle at lower back to cinch garment.
Gallery Label: 
This waistcoat belonged to Francis Robert Rives, Esq., father of the donor. Mr. Rives was Secratary of the Legation in London from 1842 to 1844. He was appointed by President John Tyler.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Reginald W. Rives
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group